The UK retail giant WHSmith has announced its plans to open eight shops at the delayed New Doha International Airport (NDIA). It is expected that the retailer will occupy around 8,000 square feet of space at the new airport,...
Australia's top football official reignited speculations about Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting event after hinting future twists in the controversial tale. Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy, re-elected for the top position, told media: ?I don?t know whether...
ictQATAR, Qatar's government entity under the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology in its latest report titled 'Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals' has revealed that Qatar's Internet penetration is among the best in the Arab region...
Qatar Rail has awarded four design and build contracts worth USD 8.2 billion for phase one of the Doha metro project. The project includes four rail lines and underground section in the centre of Doha. The rail network is part...
A new research published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Qatar has the worst ecological footprint per person in the world. The wildlife and environmental organisation also said that an ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous...
Two years ahead of it's scheduled opening, a FIFA World Cup-themed shopping mall in Doha has attracted tremendous interest from some of the world's biggest retailers. Covering an area equivalent to 50 football pitches, the Mall of Qatar is being...
The?State of Qatar will hold Advisory Council elections in the second half of 2013, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani announced last week. His announcement also included the ending of state monopolies and establishment of a free market economy. According...
Qatar has become the 71st member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, after being accepted during the Annual Congress in Helsinki this weekend. The tiny Gulf desert nation has joined the ranks as a full member under the precondition of an...
Qatar was ranked the most expensive country in which to build in the Middle East, according the 2013 International Construction Costs Report released today by global built asset consultancy EC Harris. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47...
Qatari authorities announced they have awarded a second contract worth QAR4.5bn ($1.2bn) to Middle East Dredging Company to commence dredging work at the new sea port in Doha. The project on what is claimed as the world's deepest sea...
Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with...
The Arab world's first high performance luxury sports car, the LykanHypersport 2013 will be showcased at the Qatar Motor Show on the 29th of January. Only seven units will be produced of the ultra-luxury hypercar with the price set at...
Qatar, the world’s richest country, is taking measures on an urgent basis to counter the challenge posed to its nation’s health by obesity. Last year, the tiny state of Qatar was ranked as the most obese nation in the world....
Media reports show that the Qatar Airways chief has blamed a U.S. contractor for causing further delay towards completion of the Hamad International Airport (HIA). According to Dow Jones, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, the San Francisco-based Bechtel...
A new report reveals the Qatar insurance industry has enjoyed 'boom times' in the last five years, with an annual average growth rate of 11.3 percent between 2008 and 2012. Boosted by strong economic progress, heavy investment in infrastructure development...
South Korea's Incheon International Airport has been crowned the World's Best Airport for 2012. The World Airport Awards were announced by SKYTRAX, a UK-based consultancy, which has the largest airline and airport review and ranking site. The World Airport Awards are...
Lagoona, a Darwish Malls development, is set to welcome its first visitors beginning August 2011. With 128,000 sq m of space, Lagoona is Qatar?s newest retail avenue offering Qatar residents and the region?s an assortment of lifestyle brands. With August...
KFH Research latest report says the Qatar healthcare sector is expected to boom with the rapid increase in population due to large-scale projects announced and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar’s economy has been performing well which translates positively towards...
QNB Group announces financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2013  QNB Group's Key Financial Indicators: • Net Profit exceeded QR2.1 billion, up by 6.7% from same period last year • Total Assets stood at QR380 billion, up by 22.2% from...
With the rise of Qatar and the UAE as new Emerging Markets, several investment opportunities are attracting foreign investors to the region. With India and China losing some steam in terms of their emerging market glitter, the Middle East is...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid climate...
Qatar Holding has bought a 40 percent stake in a new 290,000-square metre skyscraper project near the centre of Milan, it was announced on Friday. Porta Nuova represents one of the most prestigious city center mixed use developments in Europe...
According to a statement released on the Nasdaq Dubai bourse on Thursday, Qatar's Mannai Corp and Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes assumed control of Dubai's Damas. The announcement came 75% of the Damas' shareholders accepted the consortium's $445 million offer to acquire Damas. The bidders have received acceptances representing 78.37% of...
Moody's Investors Service welcomed a recent decision by state-owned entities in the UAE to build a new liquefied natural gas import terminal that bypasses the strategic Strait of Hormuz and termed it as 'credit-positive'. Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment...
A German media report said on Sunday Qatar is considering buying up to 200 tanks at a cost of around two billion euros ($2.46 billion). According to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine, Chancellor Angela Merkel...
Reports coming from Qatar suggest the sheikhdom is planning to issue sukuk (Islamic bonds) for the first time in nearly a decade amid growing global demand for safe havens and sharia-compliant assets. Doha has mandated banks for investor meetings in...
Analysts and British energy companies said on Monday that Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the country while sending most of...
According to the International Obesity Taskforce, Qatar is the fattest nation in the world, where half of all adults are obese and 17% of the population is suffering from diabetes. By comparison America, which is often assumed to be the fattest,...
The world’s best airline, Qatar Airways will be launching  its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia. It announced on Friday that it would begin   the Dreamliner's maiden flights from Doha to Perth  on February 1 ,2013 . Qatar Airways...